Ross should pay his taxes


The working people of this nation are frequently harangued about “entitlements” such as Social Security and Medicare benefits. Never mind that these are successful programs that could be made much stronger with some tweaks.

Most of all, they are benefits that we all pay into, effectively ensuring that the elderly have basics like food and medical coverage. Many of the same politicians hammering away at these earned benefits for the working class also fight for more tax breaks for the wealthiest people and corporations.

Locally, the Dolphins’ owner says that he doesn’t want to pay his taxes. This billionaire is fine paying millions to players, but wants to avoid paying his fair share of taxes that help support front line workers like teachers, firefighters and police. This means that residents will have to subsidize him by picking up the slack.

Enough is enough. Stephen Ross must stop whining about his perverse sense of entitlement and pay his fair share like middle-class workers do.

Jim Llewellyn, Miami Springs

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